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Use of iPods as incentives questioned

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By Casey Wheeless Student Government has been providing an incentive to students to attend campus events with the hope that they will “accidentally learn something,” said SG President Tyler Montell. The incentive is free iPods, 20 of them, totaling about $4,580.  “We make the iPods available for student organizations and they can come to us […]

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Changes in the rules for the annual Greek Political Action Committee debate have caused concern for some individuals involved with the campaign. Colby Khoshreza, a candidate for Student Government president, said he spoke with SG Chief of Staff and Interfraternity Council President Ben Duncan about the details of the debate. The GPAC debate hosts SG […]

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Excavating the past: Exhibition brings Egypt to UK Art Museum

  By Melissa A. Eslinger Lexington takes a blast from the past with a rare opportunity to see ancient Egyptian artifacts dating back as far as 5,000 years ago. “Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum” is an exhibition from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology featuring more than 200 of William Flinders Petrie’s […]

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SG presidential candidates have a busy week ahead of them as they prepare for the upcoming Resident Student Association, Greek Political Action Committee and Student Health Advisory Council debates. The GPAC debate will be at Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, University Health Service Student Health Advisory Council is sponsoring a forum for […]

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A forum to discuss alternatives to traditional print media will be held Tuesday. “Conquering the Conventional: Because journalism isn’t dying and neither are we,” organized by the Kernel, will bring four panelists to campus to discuss alternative jobs for graduates in the midst of news of layoffs at newspapers around the country. Stephen George, editor […]

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By Kendall Gottler UK Student Socialists Union will provide an alternative to the political norm with their event “Barack Obama and the American Empire.” Transylvania University political science professor, Jeffrey Freyman will be speaking Wednesday in the Student Center. Freyman was chosen to speak because he is an excellent speaker and well informed, said Joan […]

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Next Ky. poet laureate ‘an adventurer’ first

When he left Kentucky to begin his fellowship at Stanford, Gurney Norman was driving through a stoplight in Hazard, Ky., when his car started making a strange grinding sound. It turned out his car’s first gear was shot. Most people would have stopped at a mechanic, Norman said, but he kept driving, shifting up to […]

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Houser sentenced to five years in connection with hit-and-run

The man convicted in connection with the hit-and-run that killed UK freshman Connie Blount last spring received a sentence of five years Friday. Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael sentenced Shannon Houser, 37, to five years on charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of the accident. In February, a jury found Houser […]

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Although Christianity and Islam have many differences, the faiths share two key beliefs: loving God and loving one’s neighbor. On Monday, two scholars will discuss those shared beliefs during “A Common Word,” a Christian-Muslim Dialogue event at 7 p.m. in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the UK Interfaith Dialogue Organization […]

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Three of four dean searches have finalists

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By Erin Melwing Four active college dean searches are currently underway at UK and, as of Thursday, three have finalists. The College of Law, the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences dean finalists have been announced by the Office of the Provost. The dean search still active is for the dean […]

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